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Prizes

Part of a page in the Bromley Boys School log book, December 1868.

15 boys received a jacket, 15 got shoes, there were 15 trousers, 15 waistcoats and 15 caps - a total of 105 prizes. At the bottom of the page, the head teacher wrote,

"The merits of these boys were well weighed: If a boy's name appeared in the "Black Book" he received a much less prize or perhaps none at all. If a boy by irregularity has failed to do well, he got less than he would otherwise have done. Uniform good conduct is the first and weightiest consideration. Many little praiseworthy fellows... have on this account received the best articles."

Part of a page from the school log book